Gender Equality Is Plan A

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Picture this: conversations about women’s frustrations, aspirations, and hesitations flowing across kitchen tables all over the Arctic. Considering Arctic regions…

Akranes: The Great Unknown Across The Bay From Reykjavík

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Sitting in the office on a rainy afternoon after several days reeking of the mundane, Hrefna and I take a…

Take A Moment: There’s More To Borgarnes Than Bónus And N1

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Borganes is perhaps best known as the last‐chance gas and Bónus stop before the long drive onward to the remote…

Glacier Lightbulbs & Art Carpets: DesignMarch Hits Seltjarnarnes

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The sixth annual DesignMarch has stormed into town, drawing local and foreign artists to the capital city to show their…

The Westman Islands Are Alive (Even In The Wintertime)

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Hrefna and I stumble onto Strætó’s 53 bus at precisely 5:43 in the morning. Behind us, the Mjódd bus station…

Getting In With The Whales: The Politics Of Research

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Panellists from the Lífríki foundation conclude their presentation at the 2015 Arctic Circle conference. Hands start to shoot up, even…

Opening Today: Dark Music Days Festival

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It’s time to wipe away your (proverbial) emo-kid bangs, even if it’s still dim and dreary outside—because the Dark Music…

Give Trash Another Chance

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Everyone wants to recycle. Especially in 2016. It was your New Year’s resolution, remember? Sure you do. But, it can…

Opening Today: The First Exhibition Of Icelandic Art In Copenhagen

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In 1920, over 160 works by five Icelandic artists reached the shores of Denmark. The occasion? The first joint exhibition…

Happening Today: TEDxReykjavík On Feminism

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In conjunction with Reykjavík City’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, TEDxReykjavík presents talks by TEDxWomen, in addition…

Between Xmas And NYE: Melt For Hot Yoga

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While working as an artist in Iceland in 2009, yoga expert Lana Vogestad realized two things were missing in Reykjavík:…

Gifts Worth Giving: Aid With Unicef

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The scene is familiar: fire crackling, Christmas music humming, Aunt Millie peeling wrapping paper off a garden gnome with an…

Ongoing Now: ‘Where The Land Rises’ By Peter Holliday

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The ground in the Reykjavík Museum of Photography is generally pretty steady, but don’t be surprised if it shakes a…

Happening Tonight: Anti-Christian Festival 2015

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Iceland’s longest running metal festival, the Anti-Christian Festival, traces its roots all the way back to 2000 AD, when it…

Happening Tonight: Singapore Sling Album Release Show

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Singapore Sling makes music that’s trippy, gritty and heroic all at once, the sort of tunes you could envision soundtracking…

At Bæjarins Bestu, Hometown Hot Dog Heroes Brave The Storm

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If you don’t know about this afternoon’s storm by now, then you’re in for an unwelcome weather surprise. We’re supposed…

Wintern Diaries #2: ‘Tis The Season

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Winter is kind of scary, especially on this ungodly, windy, hella random rock in the middle of the ocean. Even…

Happening Tonight: Rokkjötnar

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The semi-annual Rokkjötnar festival has had a tough time of 2015. Earlier in the year, the festival booked a line-up…

Ongoing Now: ‘Yearning For Space’

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This exhibition features works by the late sculptors Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982), Gerður Helgadóttir (1928-1975), Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931-1989), and Sigurjón…

Ongoing Now: ‘Marginalia’

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This exhibit turns our heads towards the oft-overlooked edges of pages, specifically to the marginalia surrounding Iceland’s most revered artist,…

Happening Tonight: Kött Grá Pjé & Forgotten Lores

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Icelandic rapper Kött Grá Pje’s shows are just as good as his photos. And believe me, his photos are good…

Ongoing Now: ‘A Journalist And Her Camera: The Photography Of Vilborg Harðardóttir’

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This photography exhibit showcases the work of the indefatigable Vilborg Harðardóttir (1935-2002). Known for her work as a photographer for…

Some Iceland Things That Scare Americans

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Letters that don’t look like our letters Maybe ‘ð’ and ‘þ’ both make sounds we can easily pronounce, but those…

Giving Thanks, Low Key

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Mom’s home (or store-bought) cooking has never seemed as far away as it does during your first Thanksgiving away from…

Why Am I A Pirate? We Speak To The Pirate Party Grassroots

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Bergþór Heimir Þórðarson (36), Reykjavík, secretary of the Pirate Party of Reykjavík, substitute in the Pirate Party executive committee, and…

Wintern Diaries #1: SADwatch

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Winter is kind of scary, especially on this ungodly windy, hella random rock in the middle of the ocean. And…

Speed-Dating An Old Friend: Driving The Ring Road In 2 Days

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In a direct challenge to most internet commenters, two friends and I decided to spend two days circling the island in…

Learning To Love The Icelandic Rap Sheet

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Icelandic rappers had been dotting my Spotify for some time, but until Airwaves 2015, I didn’t get what a socialist-leaning, generally-doing-alright…

Cum 2 Rag On Ho99o9? Don’t Bother: My Interview With Ho99o9

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The OGM aka BLUEFACE from punk-rap group Ho99o9 (pronounced “horror”) leans into the crowd, plaid boxer briefs peeking out of his…

Who’s At Iceland Airwaves? My Impressions Of You Guys!

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Watching the audience has always been a huge part of my Airwaves experience. You can tell a lot about a…

Dissecting The Anatomy Of Frank

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Fifteen shows in five days. It sounds like a pitch for a reality TV show, or maybe even a Dirty…

Sónar 2016 Sounds Off More Artists, Now Even More Exciting

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Sónar ups its game today, announcing new additions to its quickly swelling lineup. Now set to perform at the festival in…

People Live In The Arctic, And Maybe This Is News

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A week ago, during a session at the Arctic Circle conference, debates quickly turn to indigenous participation in media outlets,…

Happening Tonight: Extreme Chill Festival Showcase

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Drop by this extra icy festival showcase featuring live artists Stereo Hypnosis, Futuregrapher, Mike Hunt, and Murya alongside DJs Beatmakin…

Happening Tonight: Abominor Album Release Concert

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Do you like black metal and new and exciting albums? Then you’ll want to catch the album release concert for…